Emerging Technologies to Assist Struggling Learners

2 Graduate Credits, Viterbo University
*This course can be adjusted to a 1 credit course

Description: Participants will be learning a variety of emerging technology tools to assist struggling learners in a highly interactive hands-on format. Many of the tools include voice output and other technologies that encourage independence. Tools covered in the course include: • Graphic Organizers- Bubbl.us, Exploratree, MindMeister, Webspiration • Study Skills- Soshiku, Awesome Highlighter, Easy Bib, Wordle • Web 2.0 Literacy Tools- Voicethread, StarFall, Spoken Text, and Word Talk • Online Digital Story Telling & Multimedia Tools- Scrapblog, Voicethread, Animoto, Photo Story 3 for Windows, and ToonDo.)

Alignment to ISTE NETS Standards for Teachers: 2c. customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources. Alignment to Wisconsin Teacher Standards: #3 Teachers Understand that children learn differently. The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities. Contact Information: (800) 408.4935 x 3

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